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Taxi Tales from Paris

Taxi Tales from Paris

Author(s): Nicky Gentil

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Short Stories

Era(s): Contemporary

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“A collection of exchanges – as surprising as they are interesting – between British author Nicky Gentil and some of the cabdrivers who have crossed her path. You will have a great time reading this book!” Taxi G7 Magazine, Paris Taxi Tales From Paris is not your typical account of what happens when you move to another country. Nicky Gentil’s memoir offers the reader a truly original insight into life in the French capital because, as the title suggests, everything is seen through the prism of her most memorable taxi rides taken during the thirty years she has lived there. Hugely entertaining, with some delightful comic touches, Gentil’s tales cover a wide variety of subjects such as her love of her adoptive country, the cultural differences she frequently encounters, the joys of parenthood, or indeed her ever-present passion for jazz, to quote but a few examples. By the end of this book, as with any memoir set in the City of Light, you will immediately want to leap on board the next Eurostar going but, on this occasion, with one very specific aim in mind: to jump – upon arriving in Paris – into the very first taxi you see!

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Author: tripfiction

3.75* Encounters in taxis can often be entertaining and occasionally sobering. Nicky Gentil was inspired to write her short stories, brought together in this book, by Adam Gopnick’s essays Paris To the Moon which she...

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